A region-wide awareness campaign “Landmine free South Caucasus” is taking place from 4-10 April 2019. Events are being held in a number of cities and districts of the region, and the campaign features information material in Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Russian and English. Commonspace.eu supports the campaign for a landmine free South Caucasus #landminefreeSC
In the Tavush District, 14,170 residents live in 9 villages close to a mine infected area. In Paravakar village, a concert was held for young people, and gifts were presented to families affected by demining incidents
UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres said ""On this International Day for Mine Awareness, let us reaffirm our commitment to eradicating the horrendous damage caused by landmines and assisting those who have been harmed by their use."
From 4-10 April, a regional campaign, coinciding with international mine-awareness day, will highlight the heavy human and economic cost of landmines in the South Caucasus, and the need for concerted efforts to eliminate the scourge of all unexploded ordinance from the region